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Old 05-08-2015, 03:34 PM
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Looking for a YJ jack.

My '94 YJ didn't come with a factory jack and I'm in need of one.

Should I go with the standard scissor version which I think came with my YJ or a bottle jack? I've found some on E-Bay, even paid for stock YJ scissor unit but the seller has flaked out and not shipped it nor responded to my requests for an update or a refund.

I've found a couple more to consider on E-Bay but if you've had issues with either one or both off-road, which one would you recommend?

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I have the stock one and mount everything you'd need to put it in factory location it's yours for the cost of shipping well everything but the mounting hardware that's lost to the ages at this point

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Old 05-08-2015, 04:28 PM
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I have the stock one and mount everything you'd need to put it in factory location it's yours for the cost of shipping well everything but the mounting hardware that's lost to the ages at this point
As long as it is functional, I'll buy it. I can probably find what I need to mount it...looks like 3 bolts....from Lowes. Let me know what it'll cost you to ship to zip code 44685 (let me know if you're okay using UPS) and if you accept PayPal, consider it sold.
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My wife has PayPal we can arrange it that way I will get it boxed up tomorrow and get it to ups it works but may need to be lubed up I haven't used it in a very very long time pm me your info so I can get the shipping
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get a hi-lift.. much easier to use and more versatile..
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Damnit, I would have even paid the shipping to get rid of the crap outa my shed
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:34 PM   #7
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I'm looking for a mounting bracket...
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:21 PM   #8
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For the money you spend on that bracket you can go to tsc and buy a high low aka "farm jack" only reason I mention that is because when I went to tsc to buy a new one they looked at me like an idiot when I asked for a high low jack
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I have a highlift and rarely use it. I use my stock bottle neck way more cause it's safer
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:57 PM   #10
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get a hi-lift.. much easier to use and more versatile..
Really?

Been using a hi lift off and on for 30 years now. Ive used it to open wrecked cars, clamp for welding, un sticking cars, as a winch substitute, and as a sledge hammer.

Versatile ....yes.
Easier to use....no.
Dangerous to use....very.
Takes up space mounted inside. Gets covered in grit mounted outside. Only better than nothing for changing tires on a non monster jeep.

The factory scissors jack with all the kit is a must have. A small bottle jack will do but is not as stable.
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your points are valid... really... but, when starting out, it is kinda over-whelming accumulating all the tools and parts and upgrades and repairs...I think it is kinda imperative to have a jackstand... I would not recommend working under a car that is lifted and held in place by a scissor jack...

so, if you have a scissor jack, then you can have a scissor or / bottle jack.. thats great.. but now, if you want to go off-road you really should have the hi-lift..

so, no now you have two jacks...

I think the one over riding benefit that 'counters' your list is that double jack/double cost thing....

if cost isnt a factor, then fine, get both...better yet, get a floor jack while your at it...

but, seriously.. you are correct.. gotta use the hi-lift properly... get that tire off/on, and get outta there.. block the tires, get the wide base...
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I think you are getting way past the main idea of the OP.

Unless your tire size puts you out of range, you need to have a factory issue type jack just for everyday driving and most offroad situations that require changing a tire. You do not change a tire using a hi lift jack unless your factory jack wont do it. Plain and simple.

A hi lift jack sucks to change tires, a jacks primary function.

A hi lift jack sucks as a winch.

A hi lift jack sucks as a clamp.

A hi lift jack sucks at being compactly stored.

While it has many theoretical uses, I only will use it as a last resort. Which, personally, isnt very often.
Most of the times that I have had to use it, it was because thats all the victim had.

Its nice for one guy in the group to have one, but everybody better have a factory jack.

The floor jack is nice for home, and the jack stands go without saying.
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I think you are getting way past the main idea of the OP.

Unless your tire size puts you out of range, you need to have a factory issue type jack just for everyday driving and most offroad situations that require changing a tire. You do not change a tire using a hi lift jack unless your factory jack wont do it. Plain and simple.

A hi lift jack sucks to change tires, a jacks primary function.

A hi lift jack sucks as a winch.

A hi lift jack sucks as a clamp.

A hi lift jack sucks at being compactly stored.

While it has many theoretical uses, I only will use it as a last resort. Which, personally, isnt very often.
Most of the times that I have had to use it, it was because thats all the victim had.

Its nice for one guy in the group to have one, but everybody better have a factory jack.

The floor jack is nice for home, and the jack stands go without saying.
Well put!
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My wife has PayPal we can arrange it that way I will get it boxed up tomorrow and get it to ups it works but may need to be lubed up I haven't used it in a very very long time pm me your info so I can get the shipping
Cool, I'll send over a PM here shortly!
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ok, I understand, but, I don't have a floor jack, and I do have a stock scissor jack and a hi-lift... I have the bumper attachment, but not the wheel attachment.. (Im not sure I like that or not.. would like to see it and try it before buying it).... I won't hesitate to use the hi-lift to block my jeep up on stands or blocks.... I can get the jeep up in the air in less time then it takes to take the stock jack out and back in place....

I do hope to get a floor jack and a bottle jack. I know I will have specific needs for each as I get into more projects...but will space out my purchasing and buy things a little slowly.

but, again, I understand your comments.. I have seen a bunch of hi-lift mis-haps...(and scissor jack accidents as well)...

bottom line is that it is up to the OP to get what he can afford and thinks will suit his needs...



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I think you are getting way past the main idea of the OP.

Unless your tire size puts you out of range, you need to have a factory issue type jack just for everyday driving and most offroad situations that require changing a tire. You do not change a tire using a hi lift jack unless your factory jack wont do it. Plain and simple.

A hi lift jack sucks to change tires, a jacks primary function.

A hi lift jack sucks as a winch.

A hi lift jack sucks as a clamp.

A hi lift jack sucks at being compactly stored.

While it has many theoretical uses, I only will use it as a last resort. Which, personally, isnt very often.
Most of the times that I have had to use it, it was because thats all the victim had.

Its nice for one guy in the group to have one, but everybody better have a factory jack.

The floor jack is nice for home, and the jack stands go without saying.
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The stock jack will probably be useless on the OP's Jeep. It's lifted on 35's. I have the same set up more or less, I use a bottle jack with a 4X4 piece of wood underneath it to reach the axles. I do however like having the original jack as a back up.
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The stock jack will probably be useless on the OP's Jeep. It's lifted on 35's. I have the same set up more or less, I use a bottle jack with a 4X4 piece of wood underneath it to reach the axles. I do however like having the original jack as a back up.
I'm running 4.5" on 35's and the stock jack works fine to raise my jeep. But I do to keep a small wood block with me for more stability
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The stock jack will probably be useless on the OP's Jeep. It's lifted on 35's. I have the same set up more or less, I use a bottle jack with a 4X4 piece of wood underneath it to reach the axles. I do however like having the original jack as a back up.
I have two pieces of wood to help with any height issues.
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I have two pieces of wood to help with any height issues.
I have three pieces of wood and a brick.
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by the way find a wrecked ford explorer in junkyard jack and components the same

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